The Hamilton County Schools Foundation is the nonprofit partner of Hamilton County Schools. The Foundation's purpose is to support initiatives that go above and beyond the regular school district budget. The budget may be limited, but we believe the possibilities for our students are limitless!
To support educational opportunities and excellence for ALL students through the effective mobilization of resources, relationships, and innovation.
ALL students across Hamilton County Schools will have access to incredible learning opportunities that foster excellence and prepare them for successful futures.
Value of Public Education.
We believe that public education is a primary determinant of Hamilton County’s economic prosperity and future success.
We believe everyone deserves a high-quality education and we will strive to ensure equity across our school system.
We believe in leading new and more effective strategies to engage and educate students.
We believe in preparing students for the variety of postsecondary options and career pathways available to them.
We believe that we all have a role in building a better future for our students and that the community's voice should be leading the conversation for improvement.
Keith Fogleman, Chair, Hamilton County Schools (retired)
Blake Freeman, Secretary, Hamilton County Schools
Brent Goldberg, Treasurer, City of Chattanooga
Greg Eaves, EPB
Christy Gillenwater, Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Martina Harris, Chattanooga State Community College
Dr. Bryan Johnson, Hamilton County Schools (ex officio)
Althea Jones, Tennessee Valley Authority
Mary Kilbride, Tennessee Arts Commission
Kathy Lennon, Former Hamilton County School Board Member
Dr. Jill Levine, Hamilton County Schools
Cindy Sexton, Channel 3 WRCB
Marcus Shaw, CO.LAB
Joe Smith, Hamilton County School Board Member
Dr. Nakia Towns, Hamilton County Schools (ex officio)
Arie Veltenaar, Acumen Wealth Advisors
Todd Womack, Bridge Public Affairs
Steve Zabel, Unum
Dr. and Mrs. Dane and Sheila Boyington, Thinking Media
Bridge Public Affairs
Ms. Sarah Desbiens
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Tennessee Valley Authority
Urban Story Ventures
Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga
First Horizon Bank
Ms. Vicky Gregg
The Honors Course
The Johnson Group, LLC
Neuhoff Taylor Architects
Chattanooga Area Schools Federal Credit Union
Mr. Keith Fogleman
Henderson, Hutcherson & McCullough, PLLC
Mr. and Mrs. Bill and Mary Kilbride
Mr. and Dr. Jim and Jill Levine
Ms. Penny Murray-Au
Ms. Ashley Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. Reese and Arie Veltenaar, Acumen Wealth Advisors